by Rebecca Brossoit I encourage employees, supervisors, and leaders to think of dependability as a characteristic that depends on the circumstance—being reliable in the face of a challenging work task looks very different than being reliable in the face of a challenging life event. Dependability: Persisting through Challenging Tasks Conscientiousness is a personality trait [...]
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Character Spotlight: Kitt Letcher, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma by Christina Hicks Having always worked in the non-profit sector, Kitt Letcher’s purpose has been to make the community around her a better place. “I love being a part of organizations that are solutions-oriented. At the Better Business Bureau, we are [...]
Character Core Magazine had the opportunity to visit Frontier City Amusement Park and talk with General Manager, Stephen Ball. CCM: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with us and share your thoughts on dependability in the workplace—especially serving the public in a theme park. Please tell us a [...]
My first sales job was selling Student Handbooks door to door with the Southwestern Company during my summer break between my freshman and sophomore year at Oklahoma State University. When I accepted the job, I didn’t quite understand the sacrifice it would take, or the pride of accomplishment that would be earned that summer. [...]
Carry On Tires bear a vehicle’s weight all the time, and when the vehicle is in motion, the tires must propel the vehicle forward and maintain enough traction to maneuver safely. Similarly, your dependability frames the rest of your character. You might show diligence, but if you are not consistent or if you do [...]
by Dr. Nathan Mellor When he sat down, it was apparent that he was tired. To the casual observer, he looked like another successful executive. His shirt was pressed, and his suit tailored, but I knew him well enough to know that he was not only worn down, he was exhausted. I greeted him [...]
by Lee Roland “Dependability is more important than talent. Dependability is a talent, and it is a talent all can have. It makes no difference how much ability we possess if we are not responsible and dependable.” Floy L. Bennett After high school, I went on to college. From there, I became a [...]
by Christina Hicks Times of uncertainty and struggle can make it challenging for even the best of us to be dependable. With a focused effort and a mindset shift, we can all learn to become more dependable, even when things around us might not be going so well. Dependable people step forward and focus [...]
Cautiousness Cautiousness is “taking the time to make sure the right decision is made or action is taken”. Cautiousness comes from the Latin root cautio meaning “wariness; heedfulness; circumspection; caution.” Cautiousness is not hasty. A cautious person matches appropriate actions with appropriate timing. They avoid rash decisions and are alert for possible problems. Practicing [...]
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